Crude production on 10 May was at least 800,000 b/d, according to officials from Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC), the highest rate since December 2014.

But, were it not for Germany’s Wintershall failing to pump crude at capacity despite there being no technical problems, the country’s overall output could be close to 1m b/d, NOC claims. Wintershall denies that it is responsible for any shortfall. (CONTINUED - 1060 WORDS)